Published June 3, 2020, 4:23 PM
By Martin Sadongdong
Ahead of the looming passage of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured the public on Wednesday, June 3, that social activists and government critics who will organize or participate in mass protests will not be considered as terrorists.
“No, they are not terrorists. Anybody who makes a peaceful protest is not a terrorist. It is enshrined in our constitution that you can do peaceful protest, a peaceful assembly. Those are actually protected by the Bill of Rights,” said Lorenzana in a television interview over CNN Philippines.
Further, the Defense Chief stated that it would depend on the spontaneity of the moment
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